cat's-tail

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cat's-tail
 
n
1.  another name for reed mace
2.  another name for catkin

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cat's-tail

noun
tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa 
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